How to connect my desktop and cloud databases, and share online?

Desktop and Cloud Database Access


Schedule it offers 2 different methods to connect your desktop application and cloud database together and each offer different benefits. You must choose if you want to use a direct connection or a synchronised connection. You cannot use both methods.




Direct Cloud Access


Using direct cloud access you open a live connection to your cloud database from the desktop menu File/Open/Cloud. No synchronization is needed as every read and write is done live on your database in the cloud.

Advantages
  • All data is live to both desktop users and users with a browser, no synchronisation is needed.
  • Multiple users of the desktop application can open the same database from any worldwide location.
  • All your data is online not just selected data.

    Disadvantages
  • Depending on your Internet speed the desktop application can sometimes seem slower as data is downloaded live.
  • There is no local database if you lose the Internet connection. You must wait for the Internet connection to be restored before you can continue working.
  • All your data is online on our servers not just selected data.


    Click here for details on how to setup a direct connection





    Desktop and Cloud Synchronised Connection


    Using a synchronized connection to your cloud database allows you to choose what information is sent and when it is sent.

    Advantages
  • You have a local and cloud database for extra backup options.
  • You can still work without a Internet connection then synchronise when the connection is restored.
  • You can choose which information is online and when to synchronise.
  • The desktop application is fast as all data is local and only synchronised when you action it or automatically at timed intervals.
  • Multiple users of the desktop application can open the same local database and only one needs to sync data with your cloud database.

    Disadvantages
  • Information is not instantly live unless you choose to sync on each change or at regular intervals.
  • Other users of the desktop application must have access to your locally stored database.


    Click here for details on how to setup a synchronised connection


  • Last updated on Dec 16, 2015
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